The trailer for the upcoming Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander has been released. It was 15 years ago since the last time we saw Lara Croft in theaters with Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.
Just like the video games, the movies are undergoing a soft reboot with a new lead to play the famous tomb raider Lara Croft. The new Lara, including outfits and environments to explore, will be based on the newer games Tomb Raider (2013) and Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015).
The film will also focus on a younger Lara who just decided to leave her college life in East London in pursuit of adventure chasing a “fabled tomb” off the coast of Japan. We will see how Lara transforms and earns her title as tomb raider in this movie. Check out the full synopsis below:
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.
Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.
The movie will be released on March 16, 2018 and will star Dominic West, Walton Goggins, and Kristin Scott Thomas alongside Vikander.